If Your Cable Company Were Honest, This Is What Its Commercial Would Look Like

from the well-done dept

You may have already seen this, as it seems to be getting passed around everywhere this morning, but for those of you with actual important stuff to do all day, you may have missed this amusing mock cable company commercial from what Extremely Decent Films has dubbed "The First Honest Cable Company." It is marginally NSFW depending on your work environment and their likelihood of being offended by a the occasional swear word or vague reference to a sexual act.
Just a snippet of the transcript in case you can't watch the video right now:
You'll have the option of choosing from several of our completely unwarranted ripoffs, including internet speeds almost 200 times slower than Korea... at twice the price. TV packages with over 500 channels, 90% of which you can't view and we guarantee a plethora of hidden fees. Then our barely trained technicians will come to install your service somewhere between the hours 8am and 10 pm, knock once while you're in the shower, and promptly leave.... Why you ask? We're part of what is called an "oligopoly." It's like a monopoly... only legal!
Good stuff.

Filed Under: cable companies, oligopoly, truth in advertising


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  1. identicon
    Amy, 29 Mar 2013 @ 11:50am

    Netflix Should Hire These People For Marketing

    And this is why so many people around my age and younger are just cutting the cord. Even when you find a company that doesn't hose you, they're often just piggybacking off one of the big company's networks and are subject to slowdowns and service blackouts at the random discretion of their network provider.

    It's only a matter of time before the legacy companies run out of lobbying funds, but it's a hard wait when you know it's coming, but the government just helps them continue to limp along.

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